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Poetry & Awakening Teaching

What more can any of us ask for but to be created by the very thing we feel compelled to create.

Mark Nepo, The River of Light

We can awaken to and through writing poetry because it requires us to be fully embodied and aware of ourselves and the world we live in.

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About Subhaga

Subhaga is the author of four collections of poetry. Her third collection, Surrender of Water in Hidden Places, winner of the Red Flag Poetry Chapbook Prize is forthcoming in March of 2023. Transitory, her fourth is forthcoming from BOA Editions in the fall of 2023. A graduate of the Warren Wilson MFA Program for writers, her first book, Elegy with a Glass of Whiskey, won the 2003 A. Poulin, New Poetry America Prize from BOA Editions. Since that time, her work has appeared in a variety of print and online journals, and she’s been nominated for both the Pushcart and Best of the Net prizes. She offers poetry instruction to individual students and small groups, and is a teacher in the Trillium Awakening spiritual path. She lives and creates in the spacious North Cascade Mountains with her partner, Sugandhi Katharine Barnes, whose painting, Stella Polaris, is the cover art for Subhaga’s second collection, Blue Hunger.

BOA Editions is excited to announce that Subhaga Crystal Bacon has been awarded the Isabella Gardner Poetry Award for her collection TRANSITORY, which is forthcoming from BOA in fall 2023 within the American Poets Continuum Series.

Read more here: https://www.boaeditions.org/…/bacon-wins-gardner-award


Individual Instruction

Subhaga is a Pushcart and Best of the Net nominated poet and a poetry reader for The Adroit Journal. She can work with you one-on-one to craft poems and provide extensive personal feedback toward revising and polishing your work to speak your truth.

$40/session includes written feedback on 3-5 poems plus a one-hour Zoom call to discuss your work. Email Subhaga to schedule a complimentary introductory session!

Order your copy of Surrender now!

Coming in the fall of 2023!

Transitory has been listed in the Library Journal’s What to Read in 2023!

Blue Hunger Cover

Contact Subhaga for a signed copy!